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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Lidia Ema DA CONCEICAO / FOSS

Born 21 February 1910 in Oporto, Portugal [P89]
Daughter of Joaquim Pinto DA CCONCEICAO and Teresa CATTON [P89]
Arrived in England in 1931 to undertake nursing training [P89]
Married Gilbert Stanley FOSS on 1 August 1936 in Beckenham, Kent, England [P89]
Arrived with her husband and two children in Fremantle, Western Australia on theStirling Castle on 24 September 1946 [P89]
Resided in Three Springs WA where her husband was the Anglican Rector of the North Midlands Parish 1946-1949 [P89]
Along with her young son Peter accompanied her husband on his visits throughout the parish [P89]
Such visits were made regularly during the week and on Sundays to Carnamah, Winchester, Billeroo, Waddy Forest and Coorow [P89]
Left Three Springs in July 1949 when her husband was transferred to the Wembley-Floreat Park Parish [P89]
Resided with her husband and children in England 1952-1956 and in Meckering, Western Australia in early 1957 [P89]
Following the death of her husband in March 1957 shifted to Perth where she worked as a kitchen hand at Bethesda Hospital [P89]
Resided in Wembley for a number of years and then in a granny flat adjoining the home of her daughter in Wanneroo [P89]
Mother of Mary and Peter [P89]
Died 12 October 1996; ashes scattered on her children's small property Hursley Downs in Gingin WA [P89]
Memorialised at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in the Perth suburb of Padbury [P89]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lidia Ema da Conceicao / Foss' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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